Sunday, February 19, 2012

Perfectly Penned Thank You

I love the stamp set Rue de Fleurs which is found in the Occasions Mini. I really hope that it carries over to the 2012-2013 Catalogue. I love the variety of images as well as the script used for the greetings. So beautiful and elegant. I've made some modern-looking cards with this stamp set but it lends itself perfectly to vintage-inspired cards as well.

I needed to make a thank you card for my last hostess and I wanted to take part in the Friday Mashup Challenge. This week's challenge asked us to
1) make a card using the sketch provided;
2) make a shabby chic/vintage project; or
3) mash it up and do both!
So I chose to use the pen image from Rue de Fleurs, mashed up the challenges and came up with this card:

I flipped the sketch around. I really liked the idea of the butterflies in the original sketch so I pulled out my Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit and ran with it. The butterflies looked a bit bare though so I added on a Large Pearl from the Occasions Mini as well as a regular adhesive pearl. And don't you love the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine in the corners?

Tips & Tricks:

*Soft Suede is a great vintage-y color! Sponge you Very Vanilla card stock with some Soft Suede and you've got instantly aged card stock.
*Stampin' Up! card stock is dyed all the way through so when you distress your card stock or curl the edges and tear them apart, there's no white core. Just beautiful SU! color.
*To add a bit of texture to my First Edition DSP I embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I also sponged the edges of DSP with Soft Suede - I love how it brings out some of the detail of the embossing.
*Are you loving the products I've shown you from the Occasions Mini? Check them out in my Online Store :) You can shop with me 24/7!

I hope you've enjoyed this card and I hope it brings a smile to my hostesses face! 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity :)


Hayley Kew said...

Love the soft vintage feel of this card Monica. Really cute stamp set and your colour choices are great!!! Happy you could play along at The Friday Mashup :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Monica,

Really pretty thank you card. I'm sure your hostess loved it. You're right about soft suede being perfect for giving that aged look. You've done a lovely vintage card.

Thanks for joining us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty Vintage card!!! Love the soft color combo with a pop of red- very nice!!! Love the embossed background!! Thanks for playing along with The Friday Mashup, GD Diane

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card! I love the butterflies and the use of the twine!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

Love it! Beautiful colors and images!! Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

Holly said...

This came out great.. It's perfect for the challenge this week. I really like how you used the sketch and I love your color combo. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Kim P said...

Oh my...this is fantastic! Every detail is balanced so well. Love the colors, the embossing, the embellies. Yep...great card! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Monica Hornof said...

You ladies are making me blush :p Thanks for the lovely feedback :)

Rita said...

Wonderful vintage card! I love the distressing. The colors are spot on for an aged look too! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!